Kolb Eagle Flyer

December 2018

Message from Principal Clara Lee

Dear Kolb Families,

As we enter the holiday season, I just wanted to thank you for all of your support for our students. It was great to meet many of you during parent conferences. I am so proud of the wonderful progress our students are making and how they were able to talk about their accomplishments and goals for the next trimester. It really is important for students to be able to understand their learning targets, take ownership of their learning, and understand the strong correlation between effort and achievement.

Another thing that I have noticed in the classrooms in which students excel, are the oral language presentations (0LP). I enjoy listening to how articulate and organized our students are in presenting information to their peers. This is such an important skill for their future careers.

Thank you so much for your donations for our pajama, toy and school supplies drive for families that may be going through a rough patch. As you know, a whole community is struggling after the Camp Fire up north, and we want to do what we can to help them get back on their feet. I understand that school just re-opened today, and as the whole community is suffering loss, it would be great if we can be generous as they recover.

As we celebrated a month of Caring in November, I would like to ask a favor of our families to talk to students about caring about the school by practicing restroom etiquette. We would like to continue to have a clean facility and need your help in getting all students to be careful in the restrooms.

A special shout out to Ursala, Mindy, Trinh and Robbie for their help during the Character Assemblies, and for the lovely backdrops for the photos. I thoroughly enjoy entertaining our students during the assemblies, and hope that they look forward to honoring their peers for their outstanding effort.

Finally, I know we will all miss Mrs. Heisser, as she finishes out the year with us and then moves on to other adventures. Her contributions to Kolb are invaluable and we all truly appreciated her presence here.

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season, and all the best for starting a new year!


Clara Lee

Calendar of Events for December 2018

12/4 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm at District Office

12/5 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

12/6 Breakfast Book Club 7:20am

12/11 DUSD Board Meeting 5:30pm at District Office

12/12 COLLABORATION DAY– 2pm Dismissal

12/12 Kona Ice sold after school

12/13 Parent-Faculty Club Mtg 6:30pm in the Eagles Nest

12/21 MINIMUM DAY– 12:30pm dismissal

12/21 Spirit Day – Pajama Day


The character trait for the month of December is Giving!

Kolb students show they are giving when they:


Listen to others

Donate food, clothes or time

Give compliments

Our Character Trait Assembly for December will be on Thursday, December 20th

Grade 1 - 8:45am

Grades 4 and 5 - 9:40am

Grades 2 and 3 - 1:15pm

Opportunities for giving at Kolb Elementary in December:

-Pajama Drive

-Butte County Holiday Drive


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Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive!

Please send in new pajamas to Kolb Elementary by December 14th!

What to donate:

  • Brand-new pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult
  • Pajamas must be complete sets - top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown
  • Pajamas for all seasons, but especially for the winter months

For every pair of pajamas that is donated through the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to Pajama Program to give kids affected by instability a good night - for a good day!


Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook??

  • We need pictures for the yearbook!
  • Please go to Yearbook Photo Uploader.
  • Enter our school code OZNWWL.
  • You will be asked to create an account to submit photos.
  • Upload photos of school events and classroom activities to be included in the yearbook!


Exciting After School Classes starting in December!

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Thank you for all your candy donations! Thank you also to PFC for sending them to our troops overseas!

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Order your yearbook now!

We do not have yearbooks to sell at the end of the year. You must pre-order to guarantee your child will have one!

Thank you Alpine Christmas Trees!

Please visit Alpine Christmas Trees on the corner of Dublin Boulevard and Tassajara Road! Keri Nielsen generously donated a tree to our school. Thank you, Keri!
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Is your child going to miss 5 - 10 consecutive days of school??

It is imperative that your student attends school daily. Lost classroom time is difficult to replace. However, if you find that you need an extended absence during the school year, you will need to request an Independent Study Contract. Independent Study is limited to once per school year and for a minimum of 5 school days / maximum of 10 school days. Requests should be made in the Kolb Office at least 10 school days prior to the absence. For more details please see the link below!